Pulmicort is topical and it works well as a preventer. I have to double it at the first sign of a cold and then back to regular dosage afterward. My lungs are already scarred from untreated asthma and bronchitis..etc. yes, I worry about
side effects like glaucoma eventually. Hope all of me falls apart at the same time..lol.
Could be considered ironic I guess, I'm against LONG TERM use of systemic prednisone as a first-line med for UC when 5ASA meds of oral and rectal should be tried initially...for UC anyway.
or at least used in conjunction with a fast pred taper..etc.
I use hydrocortisone cream on many inflammations on my skin..works in a day or two.
Steroids are a miracle med....but abused by the doctors for some conditions.
*Heather* Status: ...Asacol 3 twice daily; Salofalk enemas every 2nd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 @ 2x daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Primadophilus Reuteri). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!